So I just found an interesting article while surfing the internet. In its contents it highlights the financial earnings of every companies Executives and how much they pocketed from 2007. It also breaks down the executives by the industry that they are in. For each executive of each company, the article lists their salaries, bonuses, other compensation, stock & option awards and the total amount of money that they made in 2007. It also lists their % change of earnings from 2006 and the shareholder return.
Some of the more interesting ones that I found were at the bottom of the salary list. For example, Richard Fairbank of Capital One Financial had a salary of $0 from last year, but his stock and options rewards and other compensations totaled over $17 million. Another one was Steve Jobs of Apple who made a total of $1 last year.
All in all it was a very interesting article to look at.